VORRA founder, Off-Street Corridor of Famer Ed Robinson passes away


Ed Robinson, founding father of the Valley Off Street Racing Affiliation and 2018 inductee into the Off-Street Motorsports Corridor of Status, gave up the ghost Monday.

“The tip of an generation…The previous day, the mythical Ed Robinson gave up the ghost,” started a publish from VORRA president Laura Butcher. “Ed & Jenny Robinson started Valley Off Street Racing Affiliation in 1975. In conjunction with their circle of relatives & pals, Ed & Jenny effectively ran VORRA for 25 years.

“Past a race promoter, Ed used to be a husband, a father, a grandfather, a pal, and a pacesetter. Ed Robinson used to be adored by way of many, who will proceed to carry him of their hearts all over lifestyles’s many races.

BJ (Butcher, Race Director) & I had been fortunate sufficient to have Ed & Jenny meet with us as we transitioned into VORRA promoters. Even luckier to have the Robinson’s attend our first barren region race, the 2019 Fallon 250. Having Ed drop the fairway flag on that race will stay a liked reminiscence and image of the torch passing for future years.

“God pace, Ed”.

Robinson created VORRA in 1975 to assist carry off-road racing to California’s Sacramento Valley after he spotted his dune buggy membership had no such occasions. Aided by way of a motocross promoter in VORRA’s first yr of operation, Robinson organised a sequence of races within the house prior to branching out and throughout state strains into Nevada. Just about all of the 2022 agenda takes position in Nevada save for the season finale in Prairie Town, California.

The sanctioning frame oversees each brief path and barren region racing occasions, with a three-tier construction of a UTV Brief Route Championship, a Barren region Open Championship, and a Brief Route Open Championship. Below Robinson’s management, VORRA races noticed affordable access charges to permit new competition to have enough money to participate.

VORRA would even be the springboard for more than a few drivers’ racing careers together with Moss Brothers Racing, whose Ford Bronco went directly to win twelve SCORE World magnificence championships.

He offered the collection in 2000 however remained concerned as a volunteer at VORRA, SCORE, and different barren region races at the West Coast. Robinson used to be inducted into the Off-Street Motorsports Corridor of Status in 2018.

“We’re saddened to be told of the passing of ORMHOF Elegance of 2018 inductee Ed Robinson,” reads a remark from the ORMHOF. “Ed based VORRA in 1975. Condolences to Ed’s spouse Jenny and the Robinson circle of relatives from all people on the Corridor of Status.”



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